University of Mobile History Department Hosts Civil War Teachers’ Institute

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile recently played host to 36 Alabama and Florida secondary teachers as part of the School and University Partners for Educational Renewal (SUPER) Teacher Program.  The five-day workshop which focused on the Civil War in the American South was jointly sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Florida Humanities Council.

Dr. Lonnie Burnett, executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at University of Mobile, and Dr. Sean Adams, chair of the history department at the University of Florida, served as lead scholars for the week.

Featured speakers included Dr. Michael Robinson, assistant professor of history at UM; John Sledge, senior architectural history for the Mobile Historic Development Commission; and Mike Bunn, director of Historic Blakely State Park.  The invited educators experienced a combination of classroom lectures/discussions and field excursions to relevant historical sites.


About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning media relations director and former journalist whose expertise has enabled the University of Mobile to gain national and regional attention. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Auburn University and worked as a journalist for 12 years, including 10 years at the Mobile Press-Register, earning regional and national awards for coverage of education, deadline reporting and feature writing. She joined the University of Mobile staff in 1993, earning awards for writing and public relations including the Baptist Communicators Association grand prize for feature writing in 2015 and 2012. She is a charter member of Providence United Methodist Church, serves on the board of the John Will Scholarship Foundation, and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from the University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.

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